Running a hospital Repost

Karyn authored and is administering a large grant to Sutter Hospitals in the Sacramento area to promote the next level of quality and safety for patients.  The author of this blog is Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospitals in Boston — he spoke at the Sutter/BIMNI Leadership retreat yesterday.  BIDMC is a global healthcare leader and is affiliated with Harvard Medical School as a teaching and research facility.

Running a hospital
Thursday, March 11, 2010

I was asked to give the keynote address today at a senior leadership retreat for Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region. Sutter is a community based, not for profit health system.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has teamed up with Sutter to explore means and methods to transform this multi-centered health care system to the next level of quality, safety, and patient-centeredness. Sutter has already done a lot of good work in these arenas, so the hope is to build on that an explore how to do still better and enhance the likely sustainability of the results.

Pictured here are Michael Dourgarian, a local businessperson who is Chair of the Board of this region of Sutter, and Karyn DiGiorgio, RN, MSN, Program Officer for the Moore Foundation. Not shown is Dr. John Mesic, Chief Medical Officer, who introduced me and has had a lot to do with the broader Sutter effort, and Sarah Marie Miller, who helped organize the retreat.


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